Title 15: Buildings And Construction Menu
(including the Public Works Department and the Police Department)
108 S. D Street
Bridger, MT 59014
(including the Public Works Department and the Police Department)
108 S. D Street
Bridger, MT 59014
Chapter 15.04 - TRAILER COURTS
Chapter 15.08 - FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES
The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section.
"Dependent trailer coach" means a trailer coach which does not have a toilet and a bath or shower.
"Independent trailer coach" means a trailer coach which has a toilet and a bath or shower.
"Service building" means a building housing separate toilet and bathing facilities for men and women and also having laundry facilities and a slop sink for the use of dependent trailer coach users.
"Trailer coach" means any vehicle used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a conveyance upon the public streets or highways and duly licensable as such and constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons.
"Trailer coach space" means a plot of ground within a trailer court designated for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
"Trailer court" means any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located.
(Prior code § 8-3-01)
All trailer courts within the town shall be constructed, maintained, and operated in accordance with the regulations provided in this chapter.
(Prior code § 8-3-02)
Every trailer court shall be on a well-drained site, so located that its drainage will not endanger any water supply. All trailer courts shall be in areas free from marshes, swamps, or other potential breeding places for insects or rodents.
(Prior code § 8-3-03)
Each trailer coach space shall contain a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet, shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet wide, and shall abut on a driveway or other clear area with unobstructed access to a public street. Such spaces shall be clearly defined, and trailer coaches shall be parked in such spaces so that there is a minimum of fifteen (15) feet between trailer coaches, and so that no trailer coach is less than ten (10) feet from the exterior boundary of the trailer court.
(Prior code § 8-3-04)
No trailer coach shall be parked closer than twenty-five (25) feet from any street or highway, or so that any part of such trailer coach obstructs any roadway or walkway. No trailer coach shall be allowed in a trailer court unless there is a trailer coach space available. Sufficient area shall be provided for the parking of at least one motor vehicle for each trailer coach space.
(Prior code § 8-3-05)
Each trailer court, housing one or more dependent trailer coaches, shall be provided with one or more service buildings adequately equipped with flush-type fixtures. No service building shall contain less than two toilets for women, one toilet for men, two lavatories and one shower for each sex, a urinal for men, a laundry tray, and a slop sink. These minimum fixtures will be adequate to serve up to twenty (20) dependent trailer coaches. Additional fixtures shall be provided in the ratios set forth in this chapter.
(Prior code § 8-3-06)
Every service building shall meet the following requirements:
A. Be located not more than two hundred (200) feet from any dependent trailer coach, nor less than fifteen (15) feet from any trailer coach;
B. Be of permanent construction and be provided with adequate light, heat, and ventilation and screening over all open spaces;
C. The interior is to be of moisture-resistant material to permit frequent washing and cleaning.
(Prior code § 8-3-10)
Each trailer court housing one or more dependent trailer coaches shall be provided with toilet facilities for women consisting of at least one flush-type water closet for every ten (10) dependent trailer coaches and toilet facilities for men consisting of one flush-type water closet or urinal for every ten (10) dependent trailer coaches. Urinals shall be substituted for not more than one-third of the toilet fixtures required for men. A one and one-half foot length of trough type urinal shall be considered as one urinal. Each water closet shall be in a private compartment. Toilet facilities for men and women shall be separated if in the same building by a sound resistant wall.
(Prior code § 8-3-07)
A lavatory for each sex shall be provided for every ten (10) dependent trailer coaches, and a bath or shower for each sex shall be provided for every twenty (20) dependent trailer coaches. Each bath or shower shall be in a private compartment.
(Prior code § 8-3-08)
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one unit for every twenty (20) dependent trailer coach spaces. Drying space in the ratio of fifty (50) feet to each coach space or other clothes drying facilities shall be provided to accommodate the laundry of the trailer court occupants. A slop sink shall be provided in the service building.
(Prior code § 8-3-09)
An adequate and safe supply of water under pressure shall be supplied to each trailer court. The source and distribution system shall be approved by the health officer or authorized representative. Each trailer coach space shall have a water supply outlet. An adequate supply of hot and cold water shall be provided at all times in the service buildings.
(Prior code § 8-3-11)
The storage, collection, and disposal of refuse in the court shall be in a manner so as not to create health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident hazards, or air pollution. All refuse shall be stored in flytight, watertight, rodent-proof containers, and such containers shall be provided of a number and capacity to prevent any refuse from overflowing on the ground. Satisfactory container racks or holders shall be provided and located not more than one hundred fifty (150) feet from any trailer coach space.
(Prior code § 8-3-12)
An electrical outlet supplying at least one hundred ten (110) volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space, and the installation shall be in compliance with all state and local electrical codes. Such electrical outlets shall be weatherproof.
(Prior code § 8-3-13)
Bottled gas for cooking purposes shall not be used at individual trailer coach spaces unless the containers are properly connected by copper or other suitable metallic tubing. Bottled gas cylinders shall be securely fastened in place and adequately protected from the weather. No cylinder containing bottled gas shall be located in a trailer coach or within five feet of a door to a trailer coach.
(Prior code § 8-3-14)
No permanent additions of any kind shall be built onto or become a part of any trailer coach. Skirting of coaches is permissible, but such skirting shall not permanently attach the coach to the ground, provide a harborage for rodents, or create a fire hazard. The wheels of the coach shall not be removed except temporarily for repairs. Jacks or stabilizers may be placed under the frame of the coach to prevent movement on the springs while the coach is parked and occupied.
(Prior code § 8-3-15)
Every trailer court owner or operator shall maintain a register containing a record of all trailer coaches and occupants using the trailer court. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the court, and shall be preserved for the period required by the health officer. Such register shall contain:
A. The names and addresses of all trailer coach occupants stopping in the court.
B. The make, model, and license number of each motor vehicle and trailer coach.
C. The state, territory, or county issuing the vehicle and trailer coach licenses.
D. The dates of arrival and departure of each trailer coach.
(Prior code § 8-3-16)
Every owner, operator, attendant, or other person operating a trailer court shall notify immediately the local health officer of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the trailer court. In the case of quarantinable diseases so diagnosed by a physician, such owner, operator, attendant, or other person operating a trailer court shall not permit the departure of a trailer coach or its occupants, or the removal therefrom of clothing or other articles which have been exposed to infection, without the approval of the health officer.
(Prior code § 8-3-17)
It shall be the duty of the health officer to enforce the regulations of this chapter, and for the purpose of securing enforcement of them, the health officer, or any person duly authorized by the health officer, shall have the right to enter upon the premises of any trailer court within the town, to inspect the court and all accommodations connected to it.
(Prior code § 8-3-18)
Before any fences and walls over thirty (30) inches in height above an established grade are erected in any zoning district along any required yard; the property owner shall first obtain a permit from the town council
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-06)
Fences, walls and hedges may be erected or maintained in any zoning district along any required yard provided that no fence, wall or hedge over forty-two (42) inches in height shall be erected or maintained in any front yard setback. Fences and walls located along side or rear yards shall not exceed a height of six feet. Height, for purposes of this section, shall be defined as the vertical distance from the top rail, board or wire to the ground directly below.
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-01)
On the street side of all lots where an alley or driveway enters the street right-of-way, a triangular clear vision zone shall be maintained except for residential driveways. Such zone shall measure ten (10) feet into the lot as measured from the edge of the sidewalk nearest the property line, and twenty (20) feet parallel to the street measured from the edge of any alley or driveway, away from the alley or driveway, along the edge of the sidewalk nearest the property line. No fence, wall, hedge or shrub over thirty-six (36) inches in height shall be erected or maintained without the above-defined clear-vision zone. If no sidewalk exists, the point of reference for all measurements shall be determined by the public works director. For purposes of this section only, "residential driveway" means a private drive approach entering from a street into a lot containing a single-family dwelling, duplex, or two-family dwelling. Regardless of other provisions of this section, no fence, wall or hedge shall be erected or maintained in any yard which materially impedes vision of vehicles entering an abutting street.
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-02)
No electric fence shall be permitted in any residential zoning district, provided, low impedance electric fence - one hundred ten (110) volt plug-in or 6/12 volt battery - may be used to control livestock and seasonally to protect gardens.
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-03)
No fence, wall or hedge shall be erected or maintained in a public right-of-way.
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-04)
All fences shall be constructed from standard fencing materials and shall not be constructed with railroad ties, tires, rubble or salvage. Barbed wire fencing material may be used as a portion of a fence in commercial or industrial zoning districts when such material is located not less than eight feet above grade. Barbed wire fencing shall not be permitted in residential zoning districts provided however; barbed wire fencing may be used as a portion of a fence in a residential district if the lot is one-half acre or greater area.
(Ord. 35 § 3 (part), 2001: prior code § 8-9-05)